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NATIONAL DEBT

53

value of terminable annuities ; strict comparison of debt prior to that year is therefore mialeadinic : —

Periods

National Debt at the Revolution in 1688 Increase during William III. 's reign .

Debt at the Accession of Queen Anne, in 1702

Increase during the War of the Spanish

Succession ......

At the accession of George I., 1714 Increase during his reign ....

At the accession of George II., 1727 Decrease during 12 years' peace, ending 1739

At the commencement of the Spanish War,

1739 . . . . Increase during the war ....

At the end of the Spanish War, 1748 . Decrease during 8 years* peace

At the commencement of the Seven Years'

War, 1756

Increase during the war ....

At the Peace of Paris, 1763 . Decrease during 12 years' peace .

At the commencement of the American War,

1775

Increase during the war

At the end of the American War, 1784 Decrease during the peace .

At the commencement of the French War

1792

Increase during the war

At the Peace of Amien.s, 1802 Increase during war with Napcdeon

At the Peace of Paris, 1815 . Decrease during 40 years

At commencement of Crimean War, 1854 Increase during the war

Principal

664,263 12,102,962

12,767,225 23,408,235

36,175,460 16,675,337

52,850,797 6,236,914

46,613,883 29,198,249

75,812,132 1,237,107

74,575,025 58,141,024

132,716,049 5,873,238

126,842,811 116,220,334

243,063,145 3,399,724

239,663,421 297,989,587

Annual Charge

£

39,855 1,175 469

1,215,324 1,847,811

3,063.135 (-) 323,507

2,739,628 708,744

2,030,884 1,134,881

3,165,765 412,199

2,753,566 2,279,167

537,653,008 323,386,041

861,039,049

56,812,695

804,226,354 32,918,243

5,032,733 329,214

4,703,519 4,837,737

9,541,256 109,077

9,432,179 10,836,372

20,268,551 12,377,067

32,645,618 4,489,609

28,156,009 742,642